RACING AT LYME REGIS
Lyme Regis Sailing Club is renowned worldwide for its sailing conditions. Few venues offer sheltered launching and recovery with immediate access to the long Southwesterley swells which Lyme Bay is famous for. Top sailors are currently practising here in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
We race dinghies all year, but the main season runs from March to October, on Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and Wednesday evening. Racing is generally organised around high tide.
The Saturday race is aimed particularly as a fun event where you can begin racing and get involved in the post race social scene. Our main classes are Albacore, Phantom, K1 and Laser, in a mixed handicap fleet. Our space restrictions and sailing conditions mean we cannot accommodate catamarans.
We also run well attended cruiser racing, both our lift keel fleet, mainly Hunter Medinas and Parkers, along with the odd bilge keeler. Racing is organised whenever the tide allows in conjunction with the dinghy fleet,usually local or around the cans, with the occasional cross channel trip.
Currently our racing is affected, like everything else, by Covid precautions. We race at every opportunity but are limited by the tide to avoid the infection risk of launching and recovering our safety boats.
We regret that under current conditions we do not have the facilities to cope with visiting boats.
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